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A Progress article as well as gantdaily & Lewistown Sentinel articles reporting on the last ever Indian Valley Girls' Basketball game ( Feb. 16, 2011 ) all referred to the consolidation of the Indian Valley and Lewistown High Schools. The new school is now known as "Mifflin County High School" with the Husky as the mascot and Purple, Black and Silver for Team Colors. It has not been fully determined in which league/conference the new school's athletic teams will compete, although they played the Bison in football this season ( 2011 - 20-7 Bison Win ) and some other Bison squads also have them on their schedules.
This consolidation of Lewistown and Indian Valley is just the latest chapter in an interesting and somewhat confusing story of the high schools of the Mifflin County School District :
In 1971, the Mifflin County School District set about merging the four high schools in the county into one. Lewistown-Granville, Rothrock, Chief Logan , and Kishacoquillas would become PENN HIGHLANDS. Actually about half the student body of the newly formed school attended Chief Logan, while the remainder were at another facility as they all waited for completion of
the new Penn Highlands building.
PENN HIGHLANDS lasted three academic years, and was disbanded as the result of a lawsuit against the district, among other reasons, before they ever had a chance to move into their new facility. After that, Lewistown absorbed Rothrock and became LEWISTOWN HIGH SCHOOL, while at the same time, following the '75-'76 school year, CHIEF LOGAN HIGH and KISHACOQUILLAS HIGH were restored as separate entities at their original locations.
Since the new Penn Highlands building was almost completed, the school district moved the students of the now combined Lewistown-Granville High / Rothrock High into the new building which was then renamed Lewistown Area High School.
This is the building where Lady Bison Basketball played Lewistown High on January 15th, 2011. It is just a stone's throw
from downtown Lewistown's Mitchell Field where our Bison Football team has played many times.
In 1989, the Chief Logan and Kishacoquillas High Schools were combined to create INDIAN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL.
Indian Valley is located at the former Chief Logan High School in Highland Park. That is the building in which that last I.V. game referred to above was played. The former "Kish" High School in Reedsville is currently the Indian Valley Middle School.
The new school will occupy the building under construction on the hill just above the current Indian Valley High School.
Various facilities throughout the district, including the current Lewistown High bulding, will be put to other uses while several will be closed. Presumably the new school's football games will continue to be played at Mitchell Field, at least for the near term.
One interesting sidelight to all of this is that way back during the merger of the early 70's the Indian Valley folks were rightly
expecting to move into a new facility, albeit shared with the Lewistown contingent, but instead remained in the Highland Park
building which dates from 1959. This time around they had planned to soon occupy a brand new school of their own, only to recently find out that they'll be sharing it with Lewistown.
This information was gleaned from an article in wikipedia and from comments from the Sentinel's Jeff Fishbein on Rod Frisco's Blog - rodfrisco.com
A Brief History of Indian Valley and Lewistown High Schools ~